Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has some pointed words for President Trump on tweeting and healthcare. The remarks came during an interview with Jake Tapper on his show “State of the Union” on Sunday. But, not all aspects of the interview went well. While answering questions Sanders was asked by Jake Tapper about “single payer” health care and Sander’s had some difficulty answering.
The interview started when Tapper asked Sanders to comment about the President’s tweets over the weekend. Apparently, Senator Sanders wasn’t too happy with the President when he tweeted out:
Sanders said on Sunday, “Maybe the president should … stop his tweeting for a while, and understand that America today is the only country, the only major country on Earth not to guarantee health care for all people.” The Vermont senator was speaking to Jake Tapper on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
Sanders, a former Democratic presidential candidate, went after Trump for attempting to “sabotage” ObamaCare after the president tweeted on Friday that he would take away “bailouts for Insurance Companies and bailouts for Members of Congress” very soon if “a new health care bill is not approved quickly.”
Senator Sanders continued in the CNN interview:
“You know, I really think it’s incomprehensible that we have a president of the United States who wants to sabotage health care in America, make life more difficult for millions of people who are struggling now to get the health insurance they need and to pay for that health insurance. And the solution is not to throw tens of millions of people off of health insurance that they currently have.”
Sanders has long planned to introduce a single-payer health care system bill and now may have some leverage since the GOP effort to pass an ObamaCare “skinny” repeal deal collapsed on Friday. However, when he was asked about single payer his answers came up short.
Jake Tapper continued to ask the Senator how does he expect “single-payer” insurance to work when it failed in his home state of Vermont. The Senator from Vermont had some issues answering the questions. You can watch the video below and tell us what you think.
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